North Carolina USA
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Located in the Campbell Creek area of Maggie Valley. From the courthouse, follow US 276N for 2.6 miles to its intersection with US 19. Turn left and continue on 276N for 2.3 miles to Dellwood where the routes separate. Here, US19S leads to Maggie Valley. Proceed west on US19 for 5.0 miles and turn left into Campbell Creek Road. Continue south for 0.3 miles to Johnson Branch Road and turn left, then take the next right in about 0.1 mile into Caldwell Road. After 0.95 miles turn right and cross a bridge over Campbell Creek. Proceed about 0.1 mile and turn right onto Davy Crockett Road. Almost immediately turn right onto Serenity Lane, which loops around the end of a small knoll and pull off on the left side of the road. The site is on the left end of the small knoll below you.
Bart Campbell, who guided us to this site, said that it used to be marked with three white flint rocks about the size of a half-gallon milk container, but they are no longer at the site. The road around the knoll is relatively recent and perhaps they were removed at that time. This site is the burial site of some of the 17 or more children of John Henry Conard and is about 200 yards from lthe site of the Conard home. It dates from the influenza epidemic in the WW I era. According to Bart, when one of the children died, John Henry took a board off the house and made a small box for the burial. Becky Howell checked with a couple of her old resident sources and they confirm that the Conard Burial Site and the Shoebox Cemetery are most likely the same place. They say that there are 8 or 9 graves there.
Grammy's cremains may be scattered there with her grandbabies?